Thu, Jun 18 | Zoom

Police Brutality, Racism, and the Need for Action

Join us for a powerful discussion featuring Jelani Cobb, Ph.D., and Andrea James
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Police Brutality, Racism, and the Need for Action

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Jun 18, 2020, 6:30 PM
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About The Event

Jelani Cobb, Ph.D., is the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University. He has contributed to The New Yorker since 2012 and became a staff writer in 2015. He is the recipient of the 2015 Sidney Hillman Award for Opinion and Analysis and writes frequently about race, politics, history and culture. He was most recently an associate professor of history and director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut where he specialized in post-Civil War African American history, 20th century American politics and the history of the Cold War. Dr. Cobb is also a recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright and Ford Foundations. Andrea James is the founder and executive director of Families for Justice as Healing, the founder of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, a 2015 Soros Justice Fellow, and the author of Upper Bunkies Unite: And Other Thoughts On the Politics of Mass Incarceration. Ms. James worked within the criminal justice system for more than 25 years, from her days as a youth worker, to her work as a criminal defense attorney. She is a 2016 recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award for her work to reform the nation's criminal justice system. Join us as they discuss systematic racism in policing, its effects on the black community and solutions for police reform.

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